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Forced Witness, the second album by Alex Cameron, is set for a September 8th release. After sharing “Candy May” and “Stranger’s Kiss,” the duet with Angel Olsen, Cameron now presents “Runnin Outta Luck” and its accompanying video, filmed in the Hastings, UK seaside and directed by Nick MacMahon. The song was written by Cameron, Roy Molloy (saxophone) and Brandon Flowers (backing vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass), and features Jonathan Rado (guitars, keyboards, bass) and Kirin J Callinan (guitar). Cameron describes it below.

“Most of the time me ‘n’ Roy have around 80 bucks in our business bank account. Good money. Kind of money makes you taste every egg in the omelet. I remember we’d played a show in Tallahassee to about seven people, and we were driving over to Atlanta to make a flight. Spirits were high. What with Roy tapping at the steering wheel and me eating my peanut M&Ms. Then my phone vibrated in my pocket. But it wasn’t a notification about terrorism or another nude on my Instagram. It was an email from Brandon Flowers.

Take about two months outta the equation and find me ‘n’ Roy living at the Palms Resort up on Flamingo out there off the Vegas strip. Bein’ far from a millionaire doesn’t mean you can’t live like a millionaire and success doesn’t always hinge on good luck, it can be about other people’s bad luck. Brandon was in a bind with his lyrics, and we were in a bind with our never having come close to a radio hit.

Me, Roy ‘n’ Brandon wrote this song in a day after hiking out to old Icebox Canyon they got out there. Kinda place where they filmed James Gandolfini crying. Kinda place where guys with ponytails climb cliff faces without spotters.

You don’t have to be lucky. Just make sure everyone around you stays unlucky.”

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Alex Cameron Tour Dates:
Thu. Aug. 31 London, UK @ The Lexington SOLD OUT
Sun. Sep. 3 Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival
Fri. Sep. 8 Navarro, CA @ The Outpost
Sat. Sep. 16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi Hat
Tue. Sep. 19 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar #
Thu. Sep. 21 – Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder #
Fri. Sep. 22 – Dallas, TX @ Double Wide Bar #
Sat. Sep. 23 – New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar #
Sun. Sept. 24 Memphis, TN @ Growlers #
Mon. Sept. 25 Nashville, TN @ The Basement #
Tue. Sep. 26 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups #
Thu. Sep. 28 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout #
Fri. Sep. 29 Bloomington, IN @ Blockhouse Bar #
Sat. Sep. 30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Caf #
Mon. Oct. 2 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd DC #
Tue. Oct. 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas #
Thu. Oct. 5 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz P.D.B. #
Fri. Oct. 6 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs #
Sat. Oct. 7 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC #
Mon. Nov. 6 – Birmingham, UK @ Genting Arena $
Tue. Nov. 7 – Birmingham, UK @ Genting Arena $
Fr. Nov. 10 – Newcastle, UK @ Metro Radio Arena $
Mon. Nov. 13 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena $
Tue. Nov. 14 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena $
Thu. Nov. 16 Copenhagen, DK @ Vega Ideal Bar
Fri. Nov. 17 – Hamburg, DE @ Ubel&Gefhrlich
Sat. Nov. 18 – Leipzig, DE @ TransCentury Update
Mon. Nov. 20 Berlin, DE @ Lido
Tue. Nov. 21 – Frankfurt, DE @ Zoom Frankfurt
Wed. Nov. 22 – Lausanne, CH @ La Romandie
Fri. Nov. 24 – Zurich, CH @ Zukunft Club
Sat. Nov. 25 – Paris, FR @ Les Inrocks Festival
Mon. Nov. 27 – Brussels, BE @ Le Botanique – Orangerie
Tue. Nov. 28 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
Wed. Nov. 29 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
Fri. Dec. 1 – Dublin, IE @ The Worksman Club
Sat. Dec. 2 – Glasgow, UK @ Mono
Sun. Dec. 3 – Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny
Mon. Dec. 4 – Nottingham, UK @ Bodega Social Club
Tue. Dec. 5 – London, UK @ Scala
Wed. Dec. 6 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute

# = with Jack Ladder
$ = supporting The Killers

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